Day: June 23, 2014

Can you judge an NBC Untitled Sketch Comedy Show by its pilot cover page?

Almost a year after NBC Universal tapped Lou Wallach to develop a second sketch comedy troupe for the network to be taped and broadcast on a night other than Saturday… The Untitled Sketch Comedy Show had a written pilot ready to shoot over the weekend. Not much made public about the show yet, although Wallach did post the pilot’s cover page online with which to tease and tantalize us until we get to see photos or videos of the actual show. What we do know is who’s involved. And that’s plenty to get excited about! Bruce Leddy, whose directing...

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My Pod Week: Week ending 6/22/14

Mike Flinn (@realmikeflinn) isn’t just a podcast producer and engineer; he’s also an avid fan of the form. “My Pod Week” recaps and reviews the many varied comedy podcasts Flinn listened to or attended live tapings of during the previous week. Enjoy! ALISON ROSEN IS YOUR NEW BEST FRIENDĀ (ARIYBNF 287 with Sarah Colonna) Alison Rosen talked with Sarah Colonna about her life before breaking into comedy and becoming a best-selling author. Sarah grew up in Arkansas and would visit her father in Los Angeles every year after her parents divorced. She was a theater major in college and moved...

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Steve Harvey wins big at 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards

Steve Harvey thought it best to sit out the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards (that’s a photo, above, of him presenting at the 2013 ceremony, back in the olden times when the event was televised) this weekend, and so the livestream did not have the chance to reward him in person — although Harvey did win both for Outstanding Game Show Host (Family Feud) and for Outstanding Talk Show/Information (Steve Harvey). Thinking like a man? Or just thinking like a champ? His producers and others said Harvey didn’t attend because he was vacationing in Bali. Either way, ’twas a big...

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